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Procurement Advisor

Posted 26 days ago
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London, Greater London, South East, EnglandPermanent
Salary: CompetitiveSectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-6986
Dylan Church
Dylan Church
JOB ID: #6986
Procurement Advisor
Location: Sunbury/London
Our client is looking for a high calibre individual to join their rapidly growing offshore wind team, this role will include supporting the development and execution of the German project contract and procurement strategy, reporting to the Head of Procurement, Offshore Wind Germany.  Internally this role is known as the OFW ARP Sourcing Analyst. This role will support the procurement team with execution of the project contracting and procurement strategy, by working closely with the project, supporting sourcing to contract (S2C) activities until contracts are awarded to successful bidders, before taking ownership of post-award contract management.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with the project team, engineering team and category teams to define the approach to market and develop and implement the contracting and procurement strategy for the project.
  • Support sourcing and contracting for the German project through contract execution and post contract award management activities. This will include developing the commercial elements of packages including contract terms and conditions and remuneration strategy and leading the commercial evaluation and negotiations through to award.
  • The successful candidate will improve the value of third party spend, working with multi-discipline project teams and key suppliers to lead risks, seek innovation and contribute to their Offshore Wind projects. The role will support securing the necessary internal and external approvals in line with contracting governance procedures, ensuring any local requirements are gained in the contract scope of work and working closely with the line on identifying the value drivers that will inform risk/reward agreements and commercial models.
  • You will work closely with technical and project management partners to ensure products and services are delivered safely to specification and in line with contractual agreements.
  • You will also work closely with contracted suppliers to identify areas of innovation and contributed and ensure that any risk/reward agreements are driven proactively to deliver value.
  • Support supply chain development team with up-to-date knowledge on local content and supplier opportunities.
  • Ensure achievement of functional and project performance/delivery targets.
  • Ensure the project uses wider procurement capability from the Offshore Wind Category organisations.
  • Enable compliant yet efficient P2P processes and ensure project takeaways and feedback is shared with relevant partners.
What you will need to be successful
  • You will have a university degree or equivalent experience and CIPS professional chartership (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • Genuine passion for the Low Carbon Energy space and interest in Offshore Wind and the renewables supply chain.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivery in sourcing, contracting and post-award management roles, ideally related to OFW packages or with large capex or offshore scopes.
  • Commercial approach, analytical skills, and able to confidently negotiate large complex contracts and liaise with all levels of partners.
  • Experience with P2P systems, procurement authorities, and operational procurement execution.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a team environment, collaborating with contractors, suppliers and project teams, demonstrating agile, collaborative, respectful and tactful personal characteristics.

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